It is surprising to see the list of top 10 expensive new cars unexpectedly. Forget the Ferrari 458 or the $300,000 Lamborghini Aventador a seven at the low end of the scale they start right around the one million mark.
The current world’s most expensive car is the Maybach Exelero. The one-off custom built Maybach was revealed in May 2005 at the Tempodrom in Berlin. The built by Stola in Turin is a one-off vehicle designed to showcase the new high tech performance of the Exelero Tyre range from the leading tyre maker Fulda. These two companies have not teamed up for the first time because way back in 1938 Fulda showed its tyres on a Mayback SW 38 limousine. Now there are to produce the model in the series registered for on-road use. This New Exelero will be limited to just 10 pieces having the cost of $8 to $10million dollars.
1. Maybach Exelero: $8,000,000
Price: $8 million Country of Origin: Germany Engine: V12 twin turbo 0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds
The exelero, commissioned by the tyre company Fulda is a chopped-down two-seater coupe. Though it is much more than just a show car. During the tests at the Nardo high-speed oval, the model reached the top speed of 218.38 miles per hour even though it weighed around 2.6 tonnes. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds. The design of the car is the result of the competition among the students at the Pforzheim Polytechnic Department of Transport Design which has designed the show vehicles for Fulda during the past. The designing of the 24 year old Fredrik Burchhard was selected and the entire work was coordinated with Mayback design centre in Sindelfingen. Basing on the Maybach 57 limousine the project required a certain amount of re-engineering: the A-pillar and the doors were to be shifted backwards and the steering column, the pedals and the gearshift had to be relocated altogether. The benchmark 550- bhp v12 engine was prepared for 5.9 litres and tuned for 700 bhp with over 738 lb ft of torque. The final dimensions which were 5890mm long, 2140mm wide and just 1390 mm high the car was packed with a full-spec interior that included leather, neoprene, aluminium and the carnbonfibre finishes. Rapper Bryan “Birdman” Williams, reportedly spent $8,000,000 on the one-off Maybach Exelero coupe. The rapper has a net worth of $125 million.
2. Bugatti Veyron Supersport: $2,600,000
Price: $2.6 million Country of Origin: France Engine: 16-cylindars, 1,200hp 0-60 mph: 2.4 seconds
The fastest and the second most expensive car is the Bugatti Veyron Supersport – what more is there to know? At a whopping $2.6 million the Bugatti Veyron Supersport is the ultimate Bugatti and a test case of how far the VW engineers can go. By getting 1,200 hp from a quad-turbo 8.0 liter w16 engine and the standard built aerodynamics help it reach to the top speed of 267.81 mph. Plus, unlike a lot of rough-around-the-edges hypercars, the Veyron will keep you in the luxury.
3. Ferrari 599XX: $2,000,000
Price: $2 million Country of Origin: Italy Engine: 700hp V12 0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds
Have a Ferrari 559 and then turn it into a race only supercar and you get the 599XX. It is being powered by a 700-hp model of the factory V12 engine as there are no turbos or the superchargers here. Moreover you can accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. As a follow up to the Ferrari FXX this model was built in a few numbers for the much pampered Ferrari owners who are welcomed to speed drive their cars at the exclusive track events. Here the debate is centered on whether the car has better looks or better sound. Although Ferrari is yet to announce the price but it is rumored to be more than $2 million.
4. Zenvo ST1: $1,800,000
Price: $1.8 million Country of Origin: Denmark Engine: 1,250hp V8 0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds
Then comes the Zenvo ST1 from Denmark. With the help of this the Danes can add super cars to the litany of things that they are known for which includes Carlsberg beer and the stories narrated by Hans Christian Andersen. It makes 1,250 horsepower with the help of a turbocharged and the supercharged 7.0 liter V8 engine. The cost of this car is 1.8 million and along with it a free $50,000 watch is there for the offing.
5. Koenigsegg Agera R: $1,711,000
Price: $1.7 million Country of Origin: Sweden Engine: 1,115hp, 5.0-liter V8 0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds
Packed with a twin-turbo 5.0 liter V8, the Agera R by Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg produces the horsepower of 1,115 while running on E85 ethanol. Priced around $1.5 million for the usual Agera and if you want to earn a R badge you may have to give an additional $211,000.
6. Lamborghini Reventon $1,600,000
Price: $1.6 million Country of Origin: Italy Engine: 6.5 L (400 cu in) V12 0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds
The mid-engined sports car, Lamborghini Reventon, which debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor show ranks as one of the most powerful and most expensive Lamborghini cars ever made.
7. Aston Martin One-77: $1,400,000
Price: $1.4 million Country of Origin: United Kingdom Engine: 750hp, 7.3-liter V12 0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds
The Aston Martin One-77 which is one of world’s full carbon-chassis vehicle which is dramatically styled too. The new crown jewel machine from the well renowned sports car maker is powered by a mammoth 7.3 liter v12 engine generating a 750 Horse Power. It also comes with a not-so-common pushrod suspension mechanism which is very much like the ones used in the Formula 1 cars. The price is fixed at$1.4 million as only 77 have been made and that is why they have earned the name.
8. Maybach Landaulet: $1,400,000
Price: $1.4 million Country of Origin: Germany Engine: 620hp 12-cylindar 0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds
The Maybach Landaulet could be a bargain as it is priced at $1.4 million. Because of the fact that it is quite rare and the decision taken by the Mercedeze-Benz, recently, to cut the penultimate luxurious brand it is destined to become a classical and a future Pebble Beach rarity. Designed on the 625 model the Landaulet is energized by a twin-turbo v12 engine generating 543 horse power. Its convertible rear, color-coded cabin and the divided driver and passenger areas make it really original.
9. Pagani Huayra: $1,300,000
Price: $1.3 million Country of Origin: Italy Engine: 700hp Mercedes-Benz-made V12 0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds
The most well known and yet unpronounceable and giving the appearance of a catfish, the Huayra is the second supercar made by Pagani. Being next in line to the Zonda, which is considered to be the best looking car ever, the Huayra is powered by a 700-hp twin-turbo Mercedes v12 engine and can reach to a top speed of over 230 miles per hour.
10. Hennessey Venom GT: $1,000,000
Price: $1 million (1,200hp edition) Country of Origin: United States Engine: 6.2-liter supercharged V8 0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds
Best known for making twin-turbo dodge vipers and other high tech machines, the Venom GT is the first car built by Hennessey Performance. However it would not be fair enough to call it as an original one as the chassis is being donated and then stretched by Lotus Elise Platform. Giving the car the power is a supercharged 6.2 liter GM sourced V8 engine making 1,200 horse power and is priced at $ 1 million.
11. SSC Tuatara: $970,000
Price: $970,000 (estimated) Country of Origin: United States Engine: 1,350hp 6.8-liter V8 0-60 mph: 2.5 seconds
The SSC Tuatara, which is being priced at $970,000 is a successor to the super sports car Aero. The new model is set to go on sale during 2012. Making about 1350 horse power, its engine is powered by a 7.0 liter twin-turbo V8. It weighs around 2,654 pounds, the SSC proudly says that it is just ahead of the present speed record holder the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport (which is also on the list).
12. Porsche 918 Spyder: $845,000
Price: $845,000 Country of Origin: Germany Engine: 500hp 3.4-liter V8 with three electric motors delivering 218hp 0-60 mph: 3.1 seconds
Porsche’s upcoming crown leader, the 918 spyder, priced around $845,000 is at the 10th place as it is expected to arrive later this year. It is packed with a powerful v8 engine which generates more than the 500 horse power conjoined with a built in hybrid system which adds up to 218 horse power. Its maker, Porsche, claims a 0-60 miles in just 3.1 seconds at a whopping 78 mpg rating.